Some jobs harder with New Mexico weather

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Columnist The air is stagnant. Hot. Preheated to at least 350. A blazing light beats down upon slightly greased metal. Everything on it begins to bake. No, it’s not a batch of cookies in the oven. It’s just another day in the life of a roofer in New Mexico. Although the […]

Fortner a fast learner for UNM

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers The way Sandy Fortner competes, it’s easy to forget she’s only a freshman. Fortner, a Fort Sumner grad in her first year at the University of New Mexico, is best on her team and 27th in the nation in the heptathlon. She said coaches from opposing teams often ask her […]

March 25, 2006 Letter to the Editor

First of all, I would like to say how proud I am of the Logan Longhorns. The seniors on our team have been entertaining us for 10 years, and what a great job they have done. To them I say thank you. As fans we are supposed to support our teams, and I guess we […]

Bedbugs bite for world peace

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor New York City is being eaten alive — literally — with a bedbug epidemic. Yes, those infamous creepy creatures of nighttime rhyme have infested the Big Apple, where they’ve been chewing their way through town worse than those squirmy worms depicted in cartoons. Alas, you may ask, why should […]

Christmas time of faith for many

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist It’s Christmas time, when we celebrate the birth of Christ. In the U.S., surveys show that more than 80 percent of us believe in God. That’s more people than have lawyers, drive foreign cars, believe DNA is absolute proof of a criminal act, own a home, have been divorced, or […]

Setpuagenarian gets high school diploma

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By Ryn Gargulinski It may have taken 56 years, two wars and five children for him to do it, but Tucumcari resident Joe Valverde finally got his high school diploma — at age 73. “I made the military my career,” Valverde said, “and I never finished high school.” Although one cannot say he did not […]

Business man known for humor, generosity

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS James Robert “Jim Bob” Hendrickson, 65, died Saturday, but his family said some memories will always stick around to keep them laughing. “He was the biggest little kid I ever met,” said son Todd Hendrickson, who said his father’s antics were on par with his big heart. Todd Hendrickson said travelers […]

Old-fashioned news remains neighborly

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist We haven’t visited about neighborly news in quite some time, so let’s just sit back to think about a few friends we have seen or heard from in the last few days. Two offspring of some early settlers in the Ima area stopped at the coffee table to fill me […]

7/16 Udall Brief

Tucumcari residents who have something to say to U.S. Representative Tom Udall, D-N.M., can do so through one of his staff members from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Tucumcari City Hall, according to a release from the representative’s office. Udall aide Peter Wells will be available to meet with area residents and anyone wishing […]

Learning Spanish not so easy

Helena Rodriguez: Columnist I guess I was destined to learn to speak Spanish late in life like many gringos. I read last week that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and three other guys who want his job have been busy learning to roll their Rs so they can hablar en español. According to this […]